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Divided Kingdom: Many Kings in Israel

by PastorMinton on February 1st, 2012

King Nadab of Israel (1 Kings 15:25-32)

King Nadab (909-908 BC), son of Jeroboam I, began to reign in the second year of King Asa of Judah’s reign. He was struck down by Baasha at Gibbethon of the Philistines.

King Baasha of Israel (1 Kings 15:33-16:7)

King Baasha (908-886 BC) became king after he killed King Nadab. He kills Jeroboam’s entire extended family as soon as he becomes king.

King Elah of Israel (1 Kings 16:8-14)

King Elah (886-885 BC) became king after his father died. He was killed by the commander of his chariots after two years.

King Zimri of Israel (1 Kings 16:15-20)

King Zimri (885 BC) rose through the ranks of the Israelite chariots until he became the commander. Elah’s drunkeness gave Zimri the opportunity to kill him and then destroy his whole house as well.

Zimri reigned for an entire week before Omri, the commander of the army, came against him in retaliation for Elah’s death. To avoid being killed, Zimri committed suicide by burning the palace while he was still in it.

Kings Tibni & Omri of Israel (1 Kings 16:21-28)

King Tibni (885-880 BC) reigned over half of Israel after Zimri’s death. The other half made Omri (885-874 BC) their king. Civil war broke out between the two groups until Omri’s followers won. Omri died peacefully despite being worse than every other king who had been before him. But even worse was coming after his death…

From → Thru the Bible

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